1.0 mile
Distance
257 ft
Climb
-251 ft
Descent
00:29:55
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Crowsnest Pass
    Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #7152 in Hiking [+]
    • #10209 in Trail Running
  • Land Manager
    Government of Alberta

A short trail that can be hiked either direction in a loop to two viewpoints overlooking Star Creek Falls and a 75 metre deep canyon. Walking it clockwise, it begins with a creek crossing in the canyon on a new (2017) bridge and then climbs singletrack and doubletrack in the forest on the east side of Star Creek to good views of the falls and Crowsnest Mountain from the top of the canyon.

It then descends into the canyon above the falls, crosses Star Creek on another new bridge, climbs the west bank on singletrack, and meets a doubletrack that leads down to a viewpoint on the edge of the canyon north of the falls.

The loop returns to the parking area via an OHV trail on the west side of the creek.

There is also a short trail from the first bridge into the bottom of the canyon below the falls, but the main falls are not visible from this trail.

Access Info

Turn off Hwy 3 at the entrance to West Coleman at 19th Ave
• Turn onto 19 Ave and down the hill into West Coleman (19 avenue turns into 18
Avenue at the bottom of the hill)
• Turn right onto 70 Street
• Turn right onto 17 Ave
• Travel west on 17 Ave across the train tracks (now the road is 67 Street)
• Turn right onto 16 avenue and travel west on 16 avenue for about 2.2 km
• Turn left up to Star Creek Staging area near Star Creek
• The road up the hill is rocky and rough, but only adds about 200 m of walking if you park at the bottom of the hill.

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for Star Creek Falls Loop hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    5 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,440 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,654 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,440 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,446 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -35.4%
  • Grade min
    25.8%
  • Distance climb
    2,589 ft
  • Distance down
    2,267 ft
  • Distance flat
    518 ft
  • Avg time
    00:29:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:45:37
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on Aug 27, 2020
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      Aug 27, 2020 @ 2:02pm
      Aug 27, 2020
      Very dry conditions: clockwise direction going down to the creek is extremely loose and slippery. Some sections of the shared ATV trail are also...
      Aug 10, 2019 @ 7:45am
      Aug 10, 2019
      Aug 5, 2018 @ 9:17pm
      Aug 5, 2018
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